The devotees of Perth celebrated Diwali and the Hindu
New Year at the BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir. Chopada Pujan, in which
business and personal accounts books were sanctified, was performed
on Saturday 25 October.
On 26 October, the Hindu New Year's
Day, as annakut of over 200 vegetarian delicacies was offered
to Bhagwan Swaminarayan and other deities.
Then, on 9 November, Dev Diwali-which
marks the completion of chaturmas - was celebrated by offering
on annakut of over 50 fresh vegetables and fruits to the deities.